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Keyboard–switch database Alps SKCL


Details

Manufacturer Alps
Parent SKCL/SKCM
Notes For notes, see parent series.

Created by Daniel on 2015-10-19; modified by Daniel on 2015-11-22

Timeline

SKCL Green: 2 3 4 2 2 2 1
SKCL Cream: 2
SKCL Lock: 1 1
SKCL Brown: 1
SKCL Amber: 1
SKCL Compact: 1 1
SKCL Yellow: 1 2 1 1 2
Total: 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 1 2
Year: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Warning: Please note that the timeline must not be trusted until a statistically significant number of data points are present.

Switches

Switch Variants Part number Type Usage
SKCL Amber 1
SKCL Brown 2
SKCL Compact 3
SKCL Cream no LED; long black switchplate, no logo
no LED; unknown switchplate; no logo
2
SKCL Green LED; long grey switchplate, no logo
LED; unknown characteristics
LED; unknown switchplate; no logo
no LED; long black switchplate, no logo
no LED; long grey switchplate, no logo
no LED; unknown characteristics
no LED; unknown switchplate; no logo
17
SKCL Lock cream; no logo
grey; with logo
Latching 6
SKCL Yellow LED; switchplate unknown, with logo
LED; unknown characteristics
no LED; switchplate unknown, with logo
8

Keyboards

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
Visual Technology LK201 copy None Alps SKCL Brown 12KCA10AK deskthority.net This keyboard is a non-exact copy of the DEC LK201 keyboard, with a big-ass enter amongst other layout changes. The corresponding terminal is not known.
Apple M0116 None Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCL Lock (grey; L:Y) (lock)
deskthority.net
Apple Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard (658-4081) None Alps SKCM Orange (SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
deskthority.net
SPC KB-5170 None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
imgur.com The keyboard has no model, but the Chicony OEM product details are clearly visible on one of the feet; using that as the model number for now.
Magnavox VideoWRITER keyboard (VideoWRITER keyboard) None Alps SKCM Brown
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
Alps SKCL Compact (function row)
deskthority.net
Wyse 00-600-02 None Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LB, L:N) 1010001065 98-043-01 REV B geekhack.org No idea what this is — none of the numbers on the back turn up a single thing. The PCB is marked “C WYSE TECHNOLOGY 1984” and from the switches, it’s unlikely to be much newer than that.
Focus FK-8000 None Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; SP:?, L:Y) (lock)
930505604 deskthority.net
IBM 5550 keyboard 1983 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LB, L:N) 9924922 12KC218A kbd.rzw.jp
Fujitsu キーボード部 1983 (label) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:?, L:N) MP2988 kbd.rzw.jp
Mindset M-1002 1984 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:?, L:N)
Alps SKCL Cream (no LED; SP:?, L:N) (space bar)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
001224
42Y00942 (int.)
12KC353B www.flickr.com Alps provided only the keyboard PCB. The interface PCB ICs are dated to 1983, but the sockets are from 1984, so this year is logged instead.
Zenith Z-161 keyboard 1984 (IC)
1984 (case)
Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LB, L:N)
Alps SKCL Cream (no LED; SP:LB, L:N) (space bar)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
0053292-00138 12KC397A, HEATH P/N : 163-16 deskthority.net
IBM 5550 keyboard 1986 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LG, L:N) 99C9659 kbd.rzw.jp
Zenith Z-150 1986 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:?, L:N)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
12KC564B kbd.rzw.jp No idea where he gets the model number from, as it’s not written anywhere.
Panasonic Business Partner 286 keyboard 1986 (IC) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
71R7D00182 (int.) 12KC626B, KFCMEA015A mousefan.telcontar.net Not sure how to record this one; using the "MFG No" as the serial number, but the visible branding as the model, for now.
Packard Bell KCLEA907L 1987 (IC) Alps SKCL Brown
Alps SKCL Amber (space bar)
006750 12KC619BK kbd.rzw.jp
Apple M0116/M0118 (M0116) 1987 (IC) Alps SKCM Orange (SP:LW, L:N)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
kbtalking.cool3c.com Serial number reads something like “387689”
Zenith ZKB-2 1987 (label) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LG, L:N)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; unknown) (lock)
9628268 205-1934-E hw001.spaaqs.ne.jp
Costar CSK-1101P 1988 (IC) Omron B3G-S Click Amber (un-Japan; R:N)
Omron B3G-S Click White (un-Japan; R:N) (space bar)
Alps SKCL Compact (function row)
89006191 CSK-1101P VER 1.7 deskthority.net Another component has a 1989 date, which matches the serial number.
Zenith ZKB-2R 1988 (case)
1988 (label)
Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:?, L:N)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
9622578 kbd.rzw.jp
Zenith ZKB-2R 1989 (case) Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown)
Alps SKCL Green (no LED; unknown) (lock)
kbd.rzw.jp
Wang 724 (724) 1989 (PCB)
1989 (IC)
1989 (label)
Alps SKCM Orange (SP:LW, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
PWB 820-0222, A/W 820-0222 REV G deskthority.net
Zenith ZKB-2 1990 (case)
1990 (label)
Alps SKCL Yellow (no LED; SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; SP:?, L:Y) (lock)
024RF0229T0U kbd.rzw.jp
FK-8000 (Focus) 1992 (IC)
1992 (case)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:LG, L:N) (lock)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount lock (other)
deskthority.net Due to drastic lack of details or photographs, very little is known about this keyboard, so I'm compelled to leave most details blank.
Wang 724 (724) 1992 (IC)
1992 (label)
Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
blog.komar.be
Focus FK-8000 1993 (case) Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount lock (other)
931101627 deskthority.net The regular switch was never identified; it is a four-tab clone, most likely OA2 considering its age
Xerox JD-2 1995 (label) Alps SKCM Green (bamboo)
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
Alps SKCL Compact (function row)
G92004 deskthority.net Label states “Manufactured: 695AL”, assumed to mean 1995.
Wang 724 (724) 1995 (label) Alps SKCM Black (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; SP:?, L:Y) (lock)
deskthority.net